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College Of Arts And Sciences
Filmmaking
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Why Study Filmmaking?

The Minor in Filmmaking immerses students in the art of narrative. Students who want to tell stories on film need an understanding of the power of images and sounds, a solid grasp on how to develop a compelling storyline and the technical know-how to manipulate and transform these images in a way that can inform, educate and persuade audiences of the 21st century. We begin with harnessing what students already know – their smartphones and their everyday interaction with social media and movies – and build their understanding of filmmaking through workshops that immerse them in screenwriting, film analysis from the professional filmmaker’s perspective, cinematography, editing and production.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Film Composition
  • Cinematography
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Story Analysis

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Scriptwriting for Filmmakers
  • Fiction Filmmaking 
  • Sound and Editing
  • Producing and Directing

ADMISSION INFO:

Students should declare the minor in Filmmaking by the middle of their sophomore year, at which time they should consult with the directors of their major and minor to plan their course of study. Completion of the minor requires 21 credits.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Filmmaking Teaching Artist
  • Film Instructor
  • Media Screen Studies & Lecturer
  • Virtual Production Coordinator

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Take Two Film Academy 
  • Keyboard Art School of Music
  • Northeastern University
  • Netflix 

Interested in this Minor?

Southampton Arts Programs

Chair: Karen Offitzer

Office: Melville Library N-3022

Phone: (631) 632-5030

College Of Arts And Sciences
Filmmaking
Back to all Programs

Why Study Filmmaking?

The Minor in Filmmaking immerses students in the art of narrative. Students who want to tell stories on film need an understanding of the power of images and sounds, a solid grasp on how to develop a compelling storyline and the technical know-how to manipulate and transform these images in a way that can inform, educate and persuade audiences of the 21st century. We begin with harnessing what students already know – their smartphones and their everyday interaction with social media and movies – and build their understanding of filmmaking through workshops that immerse them in screenwriting, film analysis from the professional filmmaker’s perspective, cinematography, editing and production.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Film Composition
  • Cinematography
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Story Analysis

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Scriptwriting for Filmmakers
  • Fiction Filmmaking 
  • Sound and Editing
  • Producing and Directing

ADMISSION INFO:

Students should declare the minor in Filmmaking by the middle of their sophomore year, at which time they should consult with the directors of their major and minor to plan their course of study. Completion of the minor requires 21 credits.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Filmmaking Teaching Artist
  • Film Instructor
  • Media Screen Studies & Lecturer
  • Virtual Production Coordinator

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Take Two Film Academy 
  • Keyboard Art School of Music
  • Northeastern University
  • Netflix 

Interested in this Minor?

Southampton Arts Programs

Chair: Karen Offitzer

Office: Melville Library N-3022

Phone: (631) 632-5030

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